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Sacramento Police Department's Tow Rotation Program

The Sacramento Police Department is not currently accepting applications for the Tow Rotation Program

The Sacramento Police Department developed the Tow Rotation Program to provide for safe, efficient and rapid removal of vehicles and to help maintain safety on the roadways and throughout the City of Sacramento. The Sacramento Police Department coordinates the Public’s and the Department’s tow services through the Towing Rotation Services Agreement. The Tow Rotation Program allows members of the towing industry to participate in a rotational tow list to equitably distribute service calls.

Licensed tow truck companies who would like to be on the Sacramento Police Department’s tow rotation list must register as a supplier and submit a completed application.

Supplier Registration

Completion of the registration process is required for bidding.  The City's Supplier Registration Page allows this process to be completed electronically.

*A Business Operation Tax Certificate (BOTC) and IRS forms are required to complete and submit registration.


Applications can be downloaded using the link below. Applications are also available for pickup during business hours at the Public Safety Center located at 5770 Freeport Blvd, Suite #100, Sacramento, CA 95822.

RFQ Rotation Towing Services Application (1 MB PDF)

Application Checklist (352 KB PDF)

Completed applications shall be delivered by mail, email or in person to:

Sacramento Police Department
Attn: Tow Program Administration Office
5770 Freeport Blvd., Suite #100
Sacramento, California 95822-3516

An original application with all required documents and attachments must be received by the City of Sacramento no later than 1200 hours (Noon) on December 1, 2019 to be considered for the contract award date of January 1, 2020.

Any applications received after December 1, 2019 and before November 15, 2020, will be considered and, if approved, placed on the rotation list with a later contract award date. If the tow rotation list is full, the approved tow company will be placed on a waiting list and notified once a spot becomes available. The contract expiration date will remain the same regardless of when the tow company joins the contract.

Applications submitted after November 15, 2020 will be considered at the discretion of the Department.

Sample Agreement (1.15 MB PDF)

This sample Non-Professional Services Agreement is for content review only and is not to be submitted with the RFQ.

Tow Districts (541 KB PDF)

Upon acceptance into the Tow Rotation Program, the City will assign a Contractor to one (1) of the two (2) operational districts.

Current Tow Fee Schedule

Vehicle Release Fee: Currently $180
(Payable to the Sacramento Police Department)

Regular Tow Fee: Currently $200
(Payable to the tow company)

Storage Fees: Currently $60 per day
(Payable to the tow company)

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I Sell or Transfer my business?

The Tow Services Contract is not transferable to the new owner. The new owner must apply to and be approved by the Sacramento Police Department for participation in the Tow Services Contract.

What if I go out of business or no longer want to be on the rotation?

The Contract may be terminated immediately upon written notice given by the Contractor.

Can I tow for more than one district area?

A Contractor may not tow for more than one district area on the SPD tow rotation. The Contractor may choose to apply for the Code Enforcement Department tow rotation as well.

What if I want to tow Code Enforcement Vehicles?

The Sacramento Police Department and the Code Enforcement Department each have separate tow rotation contracts. Tow companies can choose to sign up for one or both contracts. Each application must be submitted separately for each contract.



For questions about the tow rotation program, please contact:

Tow Administrator
(916) 808-0585